The success of the Ford Maverick is no secret. Ford’s small pickup has proven that Americans will buy a compact pickup. The Maverick truck is legitimately affordable, daily usable, and looks like a pickup truck. And now, the Ford Maverick pickup has been named Best Car of 2022, according to The Drive.
Are Ford Mavericks selling well?
The Maverick pickup has been one of the fastest selling new vehicles since it was introduced. It has been such a popular item that the blue oval has not been able to keep up with the demand. When the 2023 Ford Maverick went on sale, it seemed like the order books were closed immediately.
In fact, some people lucky enough to order the Maverick still don’t know the status of their truck. That can understandably be frustrating, especially for those who have been waiting a while.
What makes the Maverick good?
According to unitOne of the things that makes the Ford Maverick such an attractive truck is its price. Ford’s small truck has a fairly low MSRP, especially compared to other trucks. It really looks like the return of the economy car.
To add to that, the Ford Maverick comes standard with a hybrid powertrain. And the Maverick Hybrid seems to be quite popular with consumers. While it doesn’t offer all-wheel drive or the same capability as the optional EcoBoost engine, it does get greater efficiency.
For those who want a capable small truck, the turbocharged engine is there. Plus, for the 2023 model year, it’s a no-charge option. By going for the bigger engine, you can tow up to 4,000 pounds, get AWD, and unlock a few other key features.
Ford Maverick Proves Small Trucks Work
With the popularity of larger Ford trucks, it’s a bit surprising to see that people are willing to buy something smaller. The Maverick shares its platform with the Ford Bronco Sport, which means it’s a unibody truck. It’s not as capable as the Ford F-150, but it can still tow and haul.
Another advantage of Ford’s small truck is that the blue oval has given it off-road capability. There is the FX4 Off-Road package and the Tremor package. The Maverick Tremor gets a 1.0-inch lift and an upgraded AWD system. The Maverick FX4 also adds some off-road goodies, but both are only available for XLT and Lariat trims.
Can you buy Ford’s small pickup?
Due to the popularity of the Ford Maverick, buying one seems almost impossible. You probably won’t find one sitting on a Ford dealer’s lot, to say the least. In the future, it would certainly be nice if Ford figured out how to increase the supply of the Maverick pickup. But with the current problems with the supply chain, it is not clear if that is possible.
Despite problems with the ordering process, according to unitthe Maverick is one of the best cars of 2022. And with how popular it’s been, it seems consumers would agree.